6 Sep 2019

6 September 2019

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

  Principal’s Message
 Dates for your Diary
 Showcase – PE
 International China Concern- WALK THE WALL Hong Kong

Principal’s Message

Thank you parents for working with us as together we negotiate the ups and downs of traffic issues, T3 school closure and a CPD day for staff. We hope to continue the term smoothly and with as little disruption as possible. The students are very settled in their new classes, making new friends and getting right into the learning opportunities that we provide. The vocational learning program is off to a flying start, sailing is about to begin and the sport activities at KCC are well underway.

The first PTA meeting will be held here at school on Wednesday 11 September at 5pm. Thank you to the parents who continue to volunteer and our new members. Please come along if you are interested to hear about what is happening at school and how you can contribute.

Next Thursday we will hold our annual fundraising Walkathon. This event is a great way for us to contribute to helping others. Every year the money raised is divided between Masarang and a local charity that is chosen by our student council. Please support us by donating generously and you are welcome to join in the fun on the day. Thank you Jackie for your leadership and coordination of this event.

Next Monday and Tuesday Belinda and I will join our ESF colleagues for a two day conference with world-renowned Professor Yong Zhao. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from inspiring and knowledgeable people who are passionate about education.

Kind Regards


Dates for Your Diary

Walkathon – Thursday 12 September

PTA meeting – Wednesday 11 September at 5pm

IEPs available on the VLE – 27 September

Showcase – PE

Primary classes have been working on the physical side of Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) since the start of term along with basketball. Our less able students have been working on ball skills while our more able have been working on developing their knowledge of the game with passing, moving, protecting the ball and moving into space.

PMP’s aim is to improve the children’s fitness, balance, hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and self-confidence. The program also seeks to build an understanding of spatial concepts such as in, on, under, over, through, behind, in front of, and between.

An interesting article can be found here if you would link further information on PMP.

 Some of our more physically challenged students have had a few sessions of Rebound Therapy (RT). This is where students are gently bounced on a trampoline by the trained therapist. This has allowed the students to be stimulated cognitively, physically and emotionally in different ways than their regular day to day life may allow. RT allows for many experiences such vestibular system stimulation, internal movement of inner organs, core control, balance and more. More information on RT can be found here. Students in this program will have weekly sessions in Term three.

 Secondary students have also been working on basketball. While developing their 1v2 and 2v2 knowledge they have also been looking at solid offence and keeping the ball away from a defender with a low position and one hand up in order to protect the ball.

Secondary students who are presently attending our Kowloon Cricket Club Friday sessions have been developing their badminton skills which will enable them to have more of a quality learning experience when playing in a hall with a high ceiling. We have seen a higher percentage of shuttlecocks being hit and more accuracy developing and are looking forward to extended rallies in the coming weeks.

 The anticipation in some of our students is building day by day in readiness for Sports Day which is just around the corner. Soon we shall be looking specifically at running starts, throwing and jumping skills. Please come along to Perth Street Sports ground if you are free on Wednesday 25th September between 10-2pm.

Please remember that after school swimming on Wednesday has begun as well as Saturday tennis and Saturday football both based at JCSRS or above on the tennis courts. Please check here of our full sports program on offer.

Mike Watson

PE teacher

International China Concern- WALK THE WALL Hong Kong

‘Walk the Wall’ walkathon an inclusive community event taking place on Saturday, November 23rd,  to support  International China Concern (ICC), an NGO that works to transform the lives of China’s abandoned children with special needs and disabilities.
More information is available on the official event website walkthewall.org/hongkong.
Details as follows: 
Date: 23rd November 2019
Registration: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Ceremony: 9:30 AM
Walk Starts: 10:00 AM
Walk End: 1:30 PM
Length: 6km (short) 8km (long)
Location: Tai Po (Yuen Chau Tsai Park ‧ Science Park ‧ Yuen Chau Tsai Park)
Meeting point: Yuen Chau Tsai Park – Amphitheatre “Sailing Tent”
Registration Fee : $250 (Adult), $100 (Child)